Nigeria: 9th Month Of Girls Abduction – BBOG Group To Organize Media Engagement

Chika Mefor And Ejike Ejike

Leadership [Abuja]


The BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group has stated that come January 14, 2015, it will organise series of media engagements to mark the ninth month the abducted Chibok school girls have stayed in the hands of their abductors.

Speaking during its usual sit-out while listing the activities to mark the day, one of its members, Aisha Yesufu stated that the event was aimed at reminding Nigerians and the government that the girls were still in the hands of their abductors, nine months after the abduction.

She stated that January 14 marks the ninth month and wondered the pains and agony of the parents and families of the girls who had waited anxiously and yet had not seen their children even after promises from government.

” January 14 marks nine months of the abduction. We have series of media engagement. We will be speaking about the girls and reminding Nigerians that the girls are not yet back,” she said.

The group who apart from media engagements promised to visit some well-known personalities in the country to talk on the issue of the abducted girls, emphasised that it won’t relent in its advocacy until the girls are brought back.

Recall that the Chibok community has stated that it will seek the help of the United Nations in the rescue of the school girls abducted by the Boko Haram sect on April 14, 2014.

Its community through the spokesperson, Mr Dauda Iliya, stated that the call became necessary due to the fact that after eight months of the girls’ abduction, they were still in the hands of their abductors.

“We want to go to the United Nations. We need to go within and outside the Chibok community for help. We need to go to the United Nations to compel government to own up to its responsibility,” he said.